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    Globe South best bets

    Brockton: The Brockton Fair returns for its 139th year. Attractions include circus and animal shows, demolition derby, monster truck rides, petting farm, and rides and games. Runs through July 7. Admissions $2 to $8, or $15 to $25 per car. Hours 2 p.m. to midnight most days. Brockton Fairgrounds, 433 Forest Ave. 508-586-8000 or

    Cohasset: An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group. Although Lovett originally entered the music scene in the ‘80s as a solo country artist, he quickly carved out his own niche with a distinctive sound that pulls influences from country, folk, swing, pop, rock and 1970s singer-songwriters. Saturday, 8 p.m. South Shore Music Circus, 130 Sohier St. $60.25, $40.25. 781-383-9850,

    Hingham: Boston-based singer-songwriter Nile Alexander presents his classic R&B/soul sound with a modern writing style. Friday, 8 p.m. Jane Carr Amphitheatre at South Shore Conservatory, One Conservatory Drive. $10. 781-749-7565,


    Sharon: Jumpin’ Juba mixes blues from Chicago, Memphis, and New Orleans with rootsy rock & roll, jazz, calypso, and Latin flavors. Sunday, July 7, 3 p.m. Beech Tree Park gazebo, corner of Beach and Pond streets. Free.

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